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I tried the Windows Vista/7 God Mode thing in my XP system, it doesn't work, It simply blocks direct access to the folder :) But now i have Windows 7 installed and i cant find a way to rename it, Specifically this thing .{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}> after the folder name.

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  1. Create a new folder
  2. Name it foo.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
  3. It should become the God Mode folder

(Note no "<" at the end of the string as in your question)

Edit:

To rename a God mode folder named "foo" back to a normal folder,

  1. Open a command window. (Start, "cmd")
  2. Navigate to where your folder is
  3. Type "rename foo", press tab. (Should autocomplete; saves you a lot of typing)
  4. Type the new folder name
  5. Hit enter

C:\Users\username\Desktop>dir

Directory of C:\Users\username\Desktop

20/10/2010 19:22 foo.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} 0 File(s) 0 bytes 1 Dir(s) 15,484,071,936 bytes free

C:\Users\username\Desktop>rename "foo.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}" foo

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Oh.. you got it wrong. Actually that folder is a God Mode folder,so i am having difficulty accessing its contents. How do i rename it to normal folder –  ketan Oct 20 '10 at 18:24
    
Ah. I updated my answer. –  RJFalconer Oct 20 '10 at 18:36
    
It says "Access is denied" –  ketan Oct 20 '10 at 19:08
    
@ketan - Try an elevated command prompt. (Type 'command prompt' into the Start Menu search, right-click, Run As Administrator, accept the UAC prompt, then proceed as before.) –  Shinrai Oct 20 '10 at 19:45

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