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Virtual Box – Cannot register the Hard Drive because a Hard Drive with UUID already exists.

If you backed up the virtualbox disk and try to attach to same .vhd with different name and you receive error that UUID already exists.

open cmd and go to  C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\

1. Run below command to generate new UUID of vhd which you receive error.

VBOXMANAGE.EXE internalcommands sethduuid “C:\MyVM\myvmdisk.vhd”

vm2

2. Now , start VM the error should be gone.

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