Just when you think it is safe to go out and use the power of Visual Studio 2005, some little thing comes out to bite you.    We had just added in another directory into suite of deployment items into our list of items to be deployed and guess what? You got it they were not appearing in the Out directory.     After doing some digging I found that actually some of the files where getting copied, but not all of them.    When I examined these file in Visual Studio I noticed that one of the files had the Copy to Output Directory set to “Copy If Newer”.  I changed this to “Do Not Copy” and suddenly the files started appearing.   Strange, Strange, strange but it works!