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January 5th 2010 in Uncategorized



There is some “excitement” over at CNET, thanks to an article about the so-called “GodMode” published by Ina Fried:

Ina Fried says that “Windows enthusiasts are excited over the discovery” (well, this one isn’t, thank you). 

Putting aside the fact that the information has actually been around since 2008 or so (sorry Ina), y’all may be interested to know that you can name the folder anything you want – all you need to do is ensure that the folder name ends with the correct GUID – ie:


And, don’t forget to include the full stop as well, eg:



So have fun gang.  Perhaps you’re an athiest….



Perhaps you’re a fan of Sesame Street…



Or if you’re feeling disillusioned with the popular press….


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