Fixed: The target “GetCopyToOutputDirectoryContentProjectItems” does not exist in the project.

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If your building a Windows Phone app and get this error then a quick fix is to download the XNA Game Studio 4.0 Refresh (40 MB) and install it.

This adds the missing target.

XNA Game Studio 4.0 Refresh

Downloading and installing this takes way less time than repairing the Windows Phone SDK (which asks for a reboot as well). Also repairing does not always solve the problem.