opening project without loading VST instruments

Hi everyone
Is there a way to open a project without loading the track/rack instruments so that project loads faster? I need to open multiple projects but just to tweak a few settings in their templates, not to actually write music.
Is there a preference perhaps I can disable/enable?



Unfortunately, this is not possible.

If they are 3rd party you could maybe rename the vstplugins folder?

Please do back up the projects/templates before trying this to be on the safe side.

I had not so good experiences with ‘renamed’ folders after an HD crash… upon reinstall of my OS, I would constantly get ‘plugin missing’ popups, that did not speed up loading at all, contrary even…

If you do have good experiences with this approach, please let us know.

My 2 cts…