troubleshooting Question

Cannot connect file to Virtual box - UUID conflict

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My client has a Dell 7010 computer .  The Virtualbox version is 6.1.  The host operating system is Windows 7 Pro .  The guest operating system is Windows 2000 .  
- There is a .vdi file named  Hdisk.vdi attached to this vm. It’s connected to a SCSI controller.   I want to attach a different file named Hdisk.vdi.
 So, I navigated to storage , removed the Hdisk.vdi and then tried to attach the other hdisk.vdi.  
  Virtual box says it cannot do this because there is a UUID conflict.  

This must be a common problem.
I am not a computer expert.  Please tell me in detail how I resolve this UUID conflict.   Or  send me a link which describes the process.  

Thank you.

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