Yesterday I received my Fairphone 3+ with /e/ OS preinstalled. After reading many topics on this forum and on doc.e.foundation to familiarize myself with everything (came from iOS) I still have trouble getting the Documents folder synced without Pictures and videos, just as described by @cedricoola a year ago:
My problem is exactly the same: I don’t want my photos & videos to sync, but as soon as you disable that option in Settings > Accounts > email@example.com > Account syc the Documents folder stops syncing too… Why?
I’ve been patient while testing as I figured out syncing could take a while (even though the files are less than 1MB) and noticed the Account Manager app (when opening the /e/ account settings) only handles the Contacts & calendars, so something else must be in charge of the Documents sync, right?
Edit: I thought I was being clever by adding a new WebDAV account using firstname.lastname@example.org as provided under Settings at ecloud.global > Files, but /e/ OS seems to make use of the Account Manager app again, indicating it was going to sync contacts & calendars, which I quickly stopped and deleted again to prevent duplicates from appearing. Using the workaround as described by an user in the topic above (Files sync option from the Nextcloud app) doesn’t do anything to the Documents folder on the phone either… Unless you turn on the Pictures & videos sync option again, and voilá: Documents appear, but obviously the unwanted pictures too
Considering I’m not the first one experiencing this curious limitation, is there nothing that can be done?