I've encountered following problem while installling the esp32 on my win 10 pc on arduino ide.
After placing the link from expressiv and installingl the esp32 on boardmanager the module still wasn't present. I couldn't select the port.
For some reason my pc didn't recognize the esp32. My pc did it`s typicall noise after the plugin but in the device manger of windows the esp remained still not present.
It took me hours to find out what went wrong.
CHECK OUT YOUR USB CABLE!!!
I tried out 3 and the third worked!
Seems like the esp module is very picky with that cable.
Make sure you've got a good one and save your time!!!