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In Google Chrome, under Settings, I created an addition user. So there is First User and Dad. I'd like to pin 2 copies of Chrome to the taskbar, so that one opens Chrome with First User and the other opens the Dad user. I'd like each one to have a different icon.

How can I pull this off?

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marked as duplicate by Karan, Renan, AngryHacker, 8088, Dennis Feb 18 '13 at 3:26

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I have successfully adopted the approach form SO answer: - this allows to create several independent Chrome instances at once (I need that for testing purposes).

The key point is to modify shortcut for launching Chrome:

C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --user-data-dir="[path to folder]"

Sure thing you have your own path, but the details are thoroughly described in the original answer.

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