iCloud sync but without downloading files to Mac


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 1, 2020
Greetings folks! I set my Mac as new one and I want to log on iCloud but if I do it, it will automatically download all my screenshots and other files. I don't want cloud data to be on my Mac but I do not want to delete them.
Can I use iCloud to store and manage all files I make on my Mac but all other files which are from the history to be only stored to the cloud, not to sync to my computer?