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Question How to pin browser (Chrome) profiles into Windows Start?

Dean0919

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Hello, how can I pin Chrome profiles into Start? I right clicked on them and chose "pin to start", however when they got pinned there, they had different names like "profile 2" & "profile 3" & when I was clicking on them nothing was happening. Is there any way to pin profiles in start?

Windows version 1909 (OS build 18363.900).
 

Dean0919

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Does the process provided in the link work?

Also found the following link:

https://www.howtogeek.com/256629/how-to-create-a-windows-shortcut-to-open-a-specific-profile-in-chrome/

And, in case I am going off-track here is another link. Specifically titled "pinned Start Menu shortcut":

https://sites.google.com/site/theitnotes/desktop/how-to-create-a-google-chrome-profile
Thanks for the links but none of them address my issue. The last thing explains how we can create Windows shortcust of profiles. I already knew it. In fact, I already have shortucts of those profiles on my desktop and taskbar. My problem is that I want them to pin in the start, but when I do, they don't work (when I click on them, nothing happens) and they get weird name.

I want them in start because, my work computer is part of domain/server and sometimes we have issue that something happens to it and shortcuts in taskbar get screwed up. So, having shortcuts in my taskbar isn't reliable and I don't use (like) shortcuts on my desktop. So, I thought it would be ideal to pin my Chrome profiles in the start, but seems like Chrome or Windows 10 doesn't allow this.
 

Dean0919

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Here is another link that seems to address your requirements:

https://www.tenforums.com/browsers-email/160038-how-pin-browser-chrome-profiles-into-windows-start.html

Unfortunately link is undated and no indication if the suggested process worked or not...

Noted that you also posted in another Forum - no problem with that beyond me now going in circles. :)
Hehe, yeah, it's me there :) Posted on other forums too. One user suggested that I can create copies of those shortcuts in start menu folder here C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

I went there, but don't see start menu at all. This is how it looks here:

View: https://imgur.com/mOrfhHC


I don't understand why I don't have start menu here. Maybe because it's managed by server or something?
 

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