@Nukemaster So what happened with this, were you ever able to reproduce the problem? The same thing is happening to me, but not on all my custom chrome shortcuts, and not all the time. Can't get them to stick for more than an hour tops before they revert. Usually all the icons on my desktop will go blank (turn into blank sheet of paper icons, but the taskbar doesn't disappear), then when they all come back, the typical few have reverted. Also happens whenever the PC is rebooted or explorer.exe crashes/restarts. This has been bugging me for months, and this is the closest I have seen to my problem.
Ok, first thing i see upon dragging a shortcut to the desktop is it a simple .url file. as such, windows is making the icon(with the help of IE). now whenever IE clears it temp files, the icon will go away.
Windows has another trick up its sleeve yet. It caches icons so once it is gone, the icon will not go away until the next refresh(could be reboot for you).
Dragged to desktop
After temp internet file cleared.
So that may be why you loose icons. Its not Chrome's fault. it windows fault.
If i misread ans lets say you have set local icons and they go away, we need to look into this further.
I just added local custom icons to 3 shortcuts(toms,ncix,ebay) to see what it does. and if it holds.
EDIT, got a link for you if this is why you have an issue. The OP was loosing actual custom icons, maybe a result of windows trying to get favicons for the links?
Not necessarily after a reboot, but whenever explorer.exe crashes or restarts... I have a bunch of chrome shortcuts, but the only ones that keep reverting are Gmail, At&t, and Facebook. The rest have never reverted. Is there any way to keep windows from clearing the temp file?