Free up space on your PC using iCloud for Windows
If you’re using the iCloud for Windows app (version 10), you can remove downloaded iCloud Drive files and folders from your computer to free up space.
On your Windows computer, open File Explorer, then click iCloud Drive in the sidebar.
Right-click a file that has been downloaded to your computer. You can also select a folder that contains some downloaded content.
You can see the download status of a file or folder in the Status column of File Explorer. See View file download and sharing status in iCloud for Windows for a list of icons and what they mean.
In the shortcut menu, choose “Free up space.”
Once the file or folder has been removed, you see in the Status column of File Explorer. The item is still stored in iCloud Drive, but it is no longer downloaded to your computer.
Note: If the file or folder was pinned, it will be unpinned.
You can also allow Windows to manage file storage automatically. See the Windows support article Free up drive space in Windows 10, and locate the “Free up Space with Storage sense” section.