Question: clearing space in icloud without loding imac docs
I need to be able to remove documents from iCloud WITHOUT LOSING THEM FROM MY IMAC DOCUMENTS FOLDER. Cant seem to do this without triple work . Going through system preferences and turning of Document syncing removes contents of Documents folder on my iMac. Seems backward to me. Hard drive contents should be safe. Help, thank you.
iMac with Retina 5K display, macOS Sierra (10.12.6), El capitan, 10.12.6