So my hard drive is filling up and I need to make room, and the first thing that came to mind was to delete the old archives (.rar files) from my "downloads" folder. I've already extracted everything I need from them and saved it in a different place. My question is will deleting the original archives affect the files I extracted from them at all? I don't see why it would be a problem, since if the programs needed both an archive and an extracted folder then the compression process would be kind of useless, but I wanted to make sure. Hopefully someone can help me out.