Visual Studio 2012 web publish not working/doesn’t copy files ! [sol]

I had a Visual Studio solution which I needed to build and publish it to my local machine. Using the Visual Studio 2012 web publish, the solution was building fine but nothing was getting copied to the target folder.

The output showed-

4>Publishing folder /...
4> ========== Build: 3 succeeded, 0 failed, 1 up-to-date, 0 skipped ==========
========== Publish: 1 succeeded, 0 failed, 0 skipped ==========

The output showed successful publish but the publish target folder was empty. Tried a number of workarounds but the one which worked is-

  • Deleted the existing publish profile.
  • Created a new publish profile and selected a different target folder.
  • It worked ­čÖé

If this also doesnt work for you, then try the following step-

  • Change the publish settings from Release to Debug. Re-publish and then change back to Release.

Hopefully, the issue should be resolved.

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Solution Source Reference- StackOverflow

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