GMAD.exe Not working

Hello folks, I am new to making mods and am currently working to develop my own gmod addons. I’ve been following the tutorials (https://wiki.garrysmod.com/page/Workshop_Addon_Creation) , however I have run into a problem.

I have been attempting to extract gmod addons to use as references and practice from my addons folder. I have been able to turn the .gmas into the folders with their respective files, however when I drag the folders back onto the gmad.exe file, it doesn’t turn it back into a gma, and gmad quits and exits without any kind of error message.

Also, I have not been able to find a cmd.exe so I cannot do it manually.

If anyone could help me or direct me to some resources that would be great.

First of all, reuploading edited versions of addons without original author’s consent is not a good thing to do and in most cases will get your addon banned.

As for your actual issue, you must drag’n’drop the addon folder itself onto latest version of gmad.exe found in your bin/ folder. It will create a .gma file next to the folder in question named the same as the name of the folder you dragged. Make sure that such .gma file does not already exist next to your folder. ( If your addon is addons/my_addon/lua/shit/hax.lua ), you drag my_addon/ folder )

Thanks for replying, I am aware that I am not allowed to post other author’s content, I am pureley using this to practice.

However, I did what you said both before and after and my problem still remains.

Here is a picture of the gmad, which I think you mean.

Thanks for replying, I am aware that I am not allowed to post other author’s content, I am pureley using this to practice.

However, I did what you said both before and after and my problem still remains.

Here is a picture of the gmad, which I think you mean.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz2...ew?usp=sharing