I have a Google portable edition installed into the
C:\ProgramData\GoogleChromePortable\ directory. It has a single -
Default - user profile, customized to my needs. All works fine as far as I open Chrome myself and browse Internet as expected.
When I open an html-page from a shell or any other program which incorporates a web-link (for example, from about dialog of antiviral software), my Chrome opens a new window using a strange profile. This looks like an initial profile, without installed extensions and regular browsing history. Nevertheless, this is always the same profile, because it stores in its history all the pages I opened from such external programs.
After a short investigation I have found that this profile - another
Default profile - is created automaticaly at the following location:
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\. If I remove it, it gets recreated each time I try to open a web-link from an external program.
The question is: how can I configure Chrome in such a way, that it will open links from external programs using my real default profile? If the Chrome is already running when I click a link in an external program, this should ideally open a tab in the existing Chrome window, instead of a new separate window.