I just recently purchased VE Pro 6, and I'm having the issue of Kontakt going through the "loading sample data cache...please wait" every time I open a .vesp project. What's odd is that I didn't have this issue while I was on the 30 day demo, but right after I activated my purchased licenses I started having this issue. I am on Windows 10 x64. The project doesn't get stuck, it just goes through that step with EVERY instance of Kontakt that I have, EVERY single time I open the project. So thus it takes probably around 10 minutes for it to even open.
Any help would be appreciated. I have Kontak and VE Pro all added as exceptions to Windows Defender as well. On Kontakt 5.6.1.