I thought this was resolved, but I just tried adding a Build CopyFiles step to a Windows project under Windows 8.1 and nothing is added. Is this still broken?
Working ok for me. If I select Windows in the navigator under build settings, press the insert button and select build step->CopyFiles the step is added directly to the Windows Build. But if I select the app and follow the same steps the step is added at the bottom of the contents section in the navigator.
@Tim J Wayne, are you running the IDE under Windows or under OS X? It works fine on OS X, only fails on Windows for me.
Try right clicking on the navigator, just below your project items and add the build step there you should be able to drag it into the Windows group afterwards.
Also, check and see if you have a project item or a folder named "Windows". I've seen this cause issues in the past where the build steps end up there instead of where you intended.
A few fast tests seems to indicate that on Windows, unless I have a build platform selected in the Navigator the build step gets added to the top level of the app. If I select a target platform first, the build step gets added to that platform's build settings.
I don't know if that is the right behavior (behaviour) but it seems logical to me.