VD: error VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED opening image file

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”

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