|Can you explain your situation/dilemma a little more clearly?|
Why considering uninstalling Office?
You say you've lost files; how did that happen?
You have Office (presumably M$ Office) installed, are considering uninstalling it?
Where are your current Office (Word, Excel etc.) personal files stored?
What format are they stored in at present - docs or doc?
At this stage of events... do NOT instal anything new, nor if possible write data to the hard drive as is. The less you write to the drive the better your chances of recovering "lost files".
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