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I've made some custom shortcuts to Google Chrome profiles and successfully pin them to my start screen but when my computer reboots or goes to sleep and wakes they have disappeared. If i repin them they appear with a (2) or high number meaning they're already there by that same name. However they don't appear anywhere on the start screen or under all apps. If I use the search feature to find them they don't show anymore.

An example of one of the shortcuts details is:

Name: Work Profile Chrome

Target: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --profile-directory="Profile 1"

EDIT: It appears you can only have one Chrome shortcut. In order from left to right I had this shortcuts setup:

  • Work Profile Chrome
  • Non-profit Profile Chrome
  • Google Chrome < normal shortcut
  • Personal Profile Chrome

After it removed my icons again I was left with only Personal Profile Chrome shortcut. I have repeated the steps of completely remaking and repining the shortcuts many times. It keeps happening.

Does the original shortcut still exist at: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs –  Taylor Gibb Dec 2 '12 at 14:48
Yes it is. It can be repined by right clicking and selecting pin to start but a (2) will appear in the name and it will disappear from the start menu again on next reboot. –  firefusion Dec 3 '12 at 7:11
Delete it from the location i said, then re create it ? What happens? –  Taylor Gibb Dec 3 '12 at 18:24
Same problem. See edit. –  firefusion Dec 4 '12 at 8:03
If you tap "All Apps" in the Start screen (swipe from top or bottom to reveal it), you should see the shortcuts. Do you? –  Ben Richards Mar 11 '13 at 18:26
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