Nested Windows 7 Chrome Bookmarks symbolic link problem

By Uncle_Bill ·
I have Windows 7 installed on drive C: which is an SSD.
To decrease "wear" I've symbolic linked the Windows User folder to partition B: on my HDD.
B: is small and that is all it is used for.
This has been working fine.
I use Norton Ghost to image C: & B:
When I restore an earlier Ghost image of C:, I naturally also restore the B: counterpart.

My issue:
Unless I remember to grab a copy of my Chrome Bookmarks, I loose recent changes since B: is restored.
To avoid this, I thought I would set a file symbolic link for "Bookmarks" to another HDD partition where I store my data.

My Problem:
Chrome loads and appears to work fine using the symbolically linked "Bookmarks" file..
Bookmark changes are reflected in the interface (additions and deletions).
When I Exit Chrome and the Restart Chrome, my changes are gone.
It appears that the nested symbolic link is the issue.
I've tried a symbolic link using the C: path and the B: path.
Behavior is the same.

Anyone think they have a solution?
Thanks in advance.

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