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Create a Shortcut to Launch Google Chrome Profiles

Google Chrome lets you manage multiple profiles which can be really handy for testing or if your PC is used by multiple people. By default however, when you open Chrome it will launch the last profile that was used which can be a pain if you want to open a specific profile. Here’s how to create a profile shortcut which will allow you to launch Chrome using the profile of your choice.

Right click on your desktop and go to New >> Shortcut.

Google Chrome Profile 1

In location field, type the following path but replace “username” with your username, and add Profile 1 with the name of the profile and click Next.

C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –profile-directory=”Profile 1
Google Chrome Profile 2

Specify the name for the shortcut and click Finish.

Google Chrome Profile 3

Repeat the steps if you want to create multiple shortcuts.

Google Chrome Profile 4

If you use Mozilla Firefox, check out our guide on how to create and manage multiple profiles in Firefox.

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2 Responses to Create a Shortcut to Launch Google Chrome Profiles

  1. Jamr June 26, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Please read your articles before they go out. Check your first sentence.

  2. JarJar May 28, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    Does not work with Win 8.1.

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