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I've got a folder in my project called "Data". I want all the files in it to have the property Copy to Output Directory = Copy if newer. Problem is every time I copy files into this directory via explorer, I have to remember to then copy the files into my actual project as well and then change the properties again.

Is there a way to keep this folder sync'd/up to date in Visual Studio?

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You should add the files to your solution. VS will manage files in the solution, but there's no simple or recommended way of managing a general list of files in a folder.

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