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Virtual Machine Creation Fails with Error Message "failed to open the disk image file". (Doc ID 2866010.1)

Last updated on APRIL 29, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle VM VirtualBox - Version 6.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Oracle Virtual Box will prevent the creation of a virtual machine with a message about "failed to open the disk image file' and 'cannot register the hard disk' and 'NS_ERROR_INVALID_ARG' and 'with UUID <UUID> already exists' and 'VBOX_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND'.

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Cause

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