How do I start different profiles with Google Chrome with different favorites, and so on?
You have to create a new profile folder and use a different Chrome shortcut with
--profile-directory command-line argument to specify the profile's location
Here's how you can go about doing it;
Create another user from Chrome → Settings as described in this answer.
There will be a "default" profile directory & a "profile 1" directory in
Create a new shortcut to Chrome: Name the new shortcut as you see fit (for example, "Chrome 2nd profile")
Right-click the new shortcut, choose Properties, paste
--profile-directory="profile 1"at the end of the Target field. The result on Windows 7 should be:
C:\Users\YOUR-USER-NAME-HERE\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --profile-directory="profile 1"
That's it - you can now use the regular Chrome or "Chrome 2nd profile" and any changes made in one won't correspond in the other.
Just install two copies of Chrome (for example the regular version and the canary version). Use one for one account and the other for the other. Don't know if it this can be done on windows, it certainly works on the Mac. BTW use the regular and the canary version. They have different icons.