How to tell Steam to not download save game files?

i want to use folder playline1 for a complete new start. after deleting the files and starting KCD, Steam downloads the ‘missing’ files. how to tell steam to fuck off?

Play offline.

How about in steam you go to KCD (right cklick) > Properties > Updates > disable steam cloud sync ? This might do the trick? This might also delete all your older saves.