Hello community and especially to you, AnotherElk. Nice to see you also came here from the Fairphone forums.
I have installed /e/ on my Fairphone 3 exactly following the official guide and the pages linked inside it, including installing the adb platform tools as linked there: https://doc.e.foundation/devices/FP3/install For the install I’ve used my HP laptop with Windows 10 Pro 64 bit. However, when I connect the phone to it in order to exchange data or something, it only shows the phone in Windows Explorer when I have enabled ADB debugging mode and choose PTP mode (camera mode) in the phone’s USB settings. And that limits me to seeing two folders on the phone (I can work with that, but it’s not convenient).
In all other USB modes at most I get the sound Windows makes when a device is connected, but nothing shows up in Explorer. Letting the “other device” manage the USB connection (whatever that would do) doesn’t work either, since then the phone says “couldn’t switch”. Restarting the laptop and phone hasn’t helped.
Two other PCs have worked, interestingly: A Win 10 Pro PC and a Win 7 laptop. There I have not installed any adb platform tools. And my Fairphone 2 with LineageOS 16 does show up on the Windows 10 Pro laptop that won’t show the FP3.
So do the platform tools interfere with the connection and I should remove them (since I don’t need them anyway now)? But if they interfere a warning in the guide should be in order, no?