October 15, 2012
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I had some custom folders I created in my MVC3 application, such as Attachments, Forms etc. which I would use from code. For example, one of my web page would receive file attachments (Files being uploaded from the client side) from the user and store it in Attachments folder in the solution.
When I deployed my application, the these folders I didn’t show up on the Web Server.
Then I realized that the visual studio while deployment would not deploy any empty folder. Rather, it deploys files; if the file requires a new folder to be created it would create the folder.
So I created a simple text file in each of these custom folders, say AboutTheFolder.txt. This file ensured that the file gets created after creating the folders I was looking for.