VirtualBox Error – “Failed to attach the USB device to the virtual machine”

If you receive an error “failed to attach the usb device to the virtual machine” in Oracle VirtualBox while attaching a USB device or an error similar to the screen shot below, check if you have connected the device to a USB 3.0 port.

VirtualBox currently does not support attaching USB devices that are connected to a USB 3.0 port on the actual hardware. So the resolution would be to attach it to a regular USB 2.0 port.

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