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Creating a custom virtual machine from existing PC

Creating a custom virtual machine from existing PC

When converting an existing PC to a VM, whether using VMWare or VirtualBox, do either allow customization? For example, convert an existing PC, but don't include certain data folders (music, video, etc.), so that the resulting VM is smaller in size?

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Guest [Entry]

"I believe that you can select volumes, but not folders.

See for example a very thorough walk-through for VMware with screenshots:
Step by Step instructions to do Physical to Virtual (P2V) Server Conversion Using Vmware Converter"
Guest [Entry]

"Live View is a java-based VMWare forensic tool to create VMWare images from dd-style images or a physical disk.

Check it out at sourceforge.

LiveView"