no, the Mods Folder is only for .rpf Mods (like car Mods) so you don't mess up the main files, and need to reinstall the game again when you break something.
so .asi for example needs to be at the main Folder, but the Mods Folder for the .rpf Mods.
oh, and for the mods Folder you need the openiv.asi to load the files inside of the Mods folder
I wasn't aware that I needed the openiv.asi file in my mod file directory. I assume this is true if I am using a Mod Manager, too?
Also, if I am not going online, does it hurt me at all that all those mod files are in my main game directory?
I am honestly not sure where to even start to clean up all this mess with having a mod folder, mod manager, AND all those mod files in my main game directory.
openiv.asi is needed to load modified .rpf files, because openiv doesn't encrypt them not correctly, and the game then gives a error about corrupted files.
and when you don't know what you can delete or remove from you're Game Folder, Post a screenshot and I will try to help