This short article shows you a possible solution to the error “VD: error VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED opening image file…”.
When you have vhdx file and you try to open in VirtualBox then you might get the below error.
Failed to open the hard disk file C:\POC.vhdx.
Could not open the medium ‘C:\POC.vhdx’.
VD: error VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED opening image file ‘C:\VMs\Linux\POCWAS\Virtual Hard Disks\POCWAS.vhdx’ (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED).
What I did was, I convert the vhdx format to vhd format then it worked.
The command to convert as below.
vboxmanage clonehd “C:\POC.vhdx” –format VHD “C:\POC.vhd”