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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

VIRTUAL BOX : SOLVED - FAILED TO OPEN HARD DISK ISSUE

1. I had been an avid follower of VMWARE until recently wherein I have shifted my loyalties to VIRTUAL BOX....simple,easy....and the best part is that it is OPENSOURCE.One problem that I often used to face was that when I copied a VDI file from one place to another...it used to give me a message as shown in the screen shot below that said something like " Failed to open the hardddisk F:\....\.....vdi.So I used to keep trying ways and means but that remained unsolved.But there is a single command line solution to this that goes like this...(also shown in the screen shot).Goto the command prompt first as administrator.













Goto the folder C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox by typing

c:\>cd C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox

and then type

C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox>VBoxManage.exe internalcommands sethduuid "h:\path to the vdi folder\yourvdifilename.vdi"

and this should give a message similar to this 

UUID changed to: 3cfa288c-9e91-42e2-acdc-9821ab9d4aab


(CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE)

thats it...now open...u should not get the message!!!

9 comments:

  1. Thank you much for this. Was just doing the same and needed this info.

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  2. happy to know that i have been able to help....:-)

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  3. Hi.

    In My VB, I don't have "sethduuid" internal commands.
    Can you please let me know What version did you have installed?
    Thanks,
    Rajesh

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  4. Hi
    It works fine.
    Actually I made mistake on syntax.Sorry

    Thank you so much..


    Thanks,
    Rajesh.

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  5. That's works . BR

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  6. THanks that really worked...

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  7. i have a problem
    :_))

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