I have multiple QGIS projects that use the same base layers. I keep the QGIS projects on dropbox so I can access them from different computers. The base layers are scattered all over the place, on multiple servers, or buried deep in the files of one computer or another. Basically, the file organization here is a mess, but fixing it is a problem above my pay grade. The problem is that sometimes I want to make changes to a project when I'm not connected to one of the servers. I can get along without these layers temporarily, but I want them to be available when I reconnect to that server. I have copies of some of the base layers on dropbox with the project, but storage space is limited so this is only practical for the layers I use most frequently.
Is there a way to ignore the "handle bad layers" error message that comes up when I open a project without removing the layers from the project?