Is there an option to always keep files on the Android device?

I would like to use the Nextcloud client for Android to keep a synchronized copy of certain folders on my Android device. The folders shall be stored on the device, and updated in the background. I would like to see, which folders I ticked for keeping.

Is this possible?

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it used to be possible in the past, but i encounter problems with that function since a coiuple of updates.
In my case I have a KEEPASS kdbx file which keeps synchronized between all my devices. To enable this i used to select that file in my android nextcloud client, tap the three dots on the right of that file and tap synchronize or download. after a short while the file gets a green checker symbol.
If this is the case I can close the network connection and use the file locally in my keepass client. by default it seems to be stored in:
/Android/media/com.nextcloud.client/nextcloud//…

unfortunately lately it happened a couple of times that after some period of time the file disappeared so keepass was unable to locate and use it offline…
anyone any idea?

I saw that “Download” butten but found no explanation for it, especially nothing about the retention policy. The docs were (still are?) unavailable.

Hence, you were observing exactly what I feared would happen: if a file is not used for some time, it will silently be removed from the device.

Can this behaviour be changed, please?