Tuesday, September 20, 2016

virtual box (vbox) error - UUID already exists

if it happens that you cannot mount a disk in vbox into your image because of the "UUID already exists" you can try to clean the vbox config files or simple give the disk image a new UUID.

here we go:

C:\Program Files\ORACLE\VirtualBox>VBoxManage.exe internalcommands sethduuid "<your disk>.vdi"
UUID changed to: 14c03b47-ff1e-4671-bef8-af76521a46cf