C9 stuck on loading C6 project

trying to load an old project archived from C6.
the load process is stuck on some specific track it seems.
i presume its because of an old plugin that i have no londer installed or is outdated.
any way to circumvent this and get the project loaded without C9 attempting to load plugins or that track??

You could try opening in safe mode, press Ctrl+Shift+Alt during program startup… AFAIK this is still available in C9?

Rename your vstplugins folder.