Original Game Files.
Hi. I was wondering, if I were to delete an .yt, .ytr file and then go to steam and verify the game files, would that reinstall the missing files that were causing my game to crash and keep my other mods or would it wipe my gta folder clean?
Verifying files on steam will only replace missing files from the vanilla game. It will not touch your mods folder files.
@Lyrixis are you using a mods folder? If so you're fine, but if you modded the game files directly those will be replaced by a verify integrity. As @chonkie wrote, steam will only replace missing or corrupt or modified files in the root/installation folder. If you keep personal files they will not be affected nor will anything in folders such as scripts or mods or menyoo stuff.