This software allows users to efficiently manage, create, convert, clone and compact virtual disks of various virtualization software such as VMWare, Virtual PC and Parallels Workstation. It also enables the cloning of real operating systems to be run within the virtualization software.
The software also offers an option to convert, clone, and compact virtual disks with file system-level optimization. You can edit or create your own Virtual Machine to play with VMWare (R) Player or other compatible virtualization software. This allows you to manage your virtual hardware settings, set new virtual hardware, like new disks, and attach hard disks to your VMWare virtual machine.
With MakeVM, you can also attach your USB flash drives as physical disks to a virtual machine that does not work with VMWare virtual machine management software. The software offers an advanced 'Custom clone' feature that makes it possible to clone your physical hard drive, including USB drives to VMWare .VMDK, Virtual PC .VHD, or Parallels Workstation .HDD. This feature also includes transferring real OS to virtual machine.
MakeVM also supports MS Virtual PC, VMWare, and Parallels Workstation sparse disk conversion from one format to another. Its flat disk is compatible with FLAT disks to variable size (extensible, sparse) conversion, supporting RAW, VMWare, VirtualPC, Parallels flat disks as the source.
If you have many deleted files, MakeVM's Varible size VMWare, VirtualPC, and Parallels Workstation disks compacting feature allows you to clone your sparse disk and skip unallocated disk space, effectively making it much smaller. This feature works with FAT32 and NTFS file systems and involves file system-level optimization, so it functions much better than standard compacting tools.
The software combines all features mentioned above into a single conversion process. You can also use the 'Direct clone' feature to convert one sparse disk format to another format without any processing (VHD / VMDK / HDD to VHD / VMDK / HDD). Overall, MakeVM is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a comprehensive virtualization software with various features.
Version 1.6.5: N/A
Version 1.6.4: VirtualPC/Parallels virtual disks over-run problem fixed; Trial virtual disk size limit is now 2Gb.
Version 1.6.3: Direct clone speed optimization. Fixes in NTFS optimization tool.
Version 1.3: RAW and VMWare FLAT disks to variable size VMDK conversion
Version 1.2.1: Physical disk management bug fixed.
Version 1.2: MS Virtual PC to VMWare VMDK convertor. Some problems fixed.
Version 1.1: Physical Hard disk to virtual disk 'clone' feature.
Version 184.108.40.206: N/A