Modifying an existing server

I’ve got the Ark Dev Kit up and running, but I’m running my own personal server on my machine. I would like to modify the server I already have without having to start from scratch. Is there a way I can load my current server’s files into the dev kit to modify it? If so, how would I do that? (Once I’ve got some practice on a test map/server first.)

You need to read the basics my friend. You don’t load any server files into the dev kit ever. Check the stickies and read up there on the whole modding process.