Noob question haha

I was just wondering, when i download weapons, people tell me to put them in the addons folder right? like kermites knives, pistols, for example. but when i start up garrys mod, they dont show up! a little help would be useful.

Sometimes just extracting the root of the downloaded file to Steam\steamapps<steamlogin>\garrysmod\garrysmod does the trick too. But usually files that can’t just be thrown into the addons folder include a readme…

Screenshot of addons folder please.