How to Recover Data from a Pen Drive Conveniently and Cheaply

Pen drives have become an inseparable part of our lives. From storing important files and folders to storing photos, music, videos, programs and movies, pen drives offer a lot of storage solution. Just a few years back, we were happy with a pen drive capacity of 254 MB, but today a 32 GB pen drive is quite common not only with the businessmen but with students as well. They are easy to carry around and are very convenient. But, with its advantages, one can also suffer data loss by accidently deleting or formatting the pen drive.

Security Risks with Pen Drives

With the over usage of pen drives, they become more prone to accidents. There are a number of reasons as to why the data may be lost from the pen drives. Some of them are

  • Copying corrupted files to the pen drive
  • Accidently deleting the pen drive
  • Hardware failure of the pen drive

How to Recover Data From Pen Drive

Now, it may seem like a gigantic task to recover the lost data from your pen drive, but in actuality it is a very simple task. All you need to do is look for an effective and efficient data recovery program online. The confusion is that there are many different data recovery software available online as well as offline. It is easy to fall in the trap of these companies’ attractive marketing campaigns, slogans and promise. But, the best way is to go by the user reviews. Read reviews of hundreds of users online and you will know which data recovery program suits your case perfectly. Finding the data recovery software that is compatible with the operating system of your computer is also important, so that its function is perfectly optimized to recover the data from the pen drive. To answer the question – how to recover data – it is imperative that you do a little research, before going ahead with the recovery process, else you might lose the data forever.

Here are the few things you need to consider, before you buy a data recovery program –

  • Features of the data recovery program.


  • How complex the data recovery software is and whether you would be able to follow the complex instructions provided by the software. There are certain softwares that are very easy to follow and run, while others are a bit complex in nature.


  • Check whether the data recovery program is compatible with the operating system of your computer or not.


  • Read reviews of different users online at various online venues to get unbiased and honest information about the performance, efficiency and effectiveness of the data recovery program.


  • Check out the kind of customer services provided by the data recovery company whose program you are considering to buy. It is possible that you might need the help of the customer services during the process of retrieving the lost data or after, so if the customer service is not good, going ahead with purchasing the program can be a waste.


  • Compare price, features and efficiency of the data recovery program you are considering with the other programs in the market. It helps in judging the product better.


If you have lost crucial data stored in your pen drive due to it being corrupted, damaged or formatted, the first thing you need to do is to not panic. With the help of the data recovery program, you can easily recover lost data with ease.

Fitness trainer gains and loses 70 pounds in 1 year — on purpose

From source :


(CNN) – When Drew Manning stepped out from behind the cardboard cutout of his former fat self on Monday, the audience of “Good Morning America” was appropriately shocked.

The fitness trainer’s journey had come to an end after successfully losing more than 70 pounds — six months after he purposely gained the same amount. “Like it never happened,” host George Stephanopoulos said.

“Kind of,” Manning said. Both Manning and his wife, Lynn, can attest that a lot actually has changed in the past year. While Manning’s body may have returned to its six-pack heydays, his mind, in many ways, has not.

Always a fitness junkie, staying in shape comes naturally for Manning. He’s that guy at the gym the rest of us love to hate, the one who likes to use his biceps for pumping iron instead of changing channels, and who prefers sucking down a spinach shake to indulging in a brownie sundae.

Trainer gains 70 lbs on purpose

Because of that, Manning was a “judgmental” trainer, his wife says. “He would look at someone who was overweight and say, ‘They must really be lazy.’

“I was convinced people used genetics or similar excuses as a crutch,” Manning writes in his new book, “Fit2Fat2Fit.” “You either wanted to be healthy or you didn’t.”

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That point of view wasn’t helping Manning help his clients. When he failed yet again to push someone over to the light side, he knew something was wrong. In order to better understand the struggles his clients were facing, he had to face them himself.

He gave up the gym and started consuming junk food, fast food and soda. In just six months, he went from 193 pounds with a 34-inch waist to 265 pounds with a 48-inch waist.

Lynn saw the difference in her husband in less time than that. He became lethargic, stopped helping around the house and was less than eager to play with their 2-year-old daughter.

“He was so insecure — saying ‘I’m so fat. I look so horrible,’ constantly complaining about how he looks,” she said.

Manning says he didn’t realize the effects of his weight gain would be more than physical. It altered his relationships and his self-confidence. Returning to the gym after the Fit2Fat portion of his journey made him nervous. The fact that he had to do push-ups on his knees was almost humiliating.

“The biggest thing [I learned] is that it’s not just about the physical. It’s not just about the meal plan and the workouts and those things. The key is the mental and the emotional issues. I realized those issues are real.”

Of course, Manning had his critics. Experts said that his stunt was dangerous. His blood pressure and cholesterol shot up with such dramatic weight gain. But Manning has no regrets. The followers on his website have encouraged him with their own tales of weight loss.

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“We see the success stories of people losing all this weight, but it’s more common now,” he says. “To see someone do it in reverse on purpose — it’s mind blowing. A balance of craziness and inspiration.”

Manning suffered through soda deprivation headaches and food cravings on his way back to fit. The journey was easier for him than for most, he’ll admit, but he’s eager now to provide tips for others to follow in his footsteps.

Lynn is just glad to have her husband back, maybe a bit better than he was before. Before Fit2Fat2Fit, the self-described foodie wife would make treats, and Manning wouldn’t even look at them.

“Now he craves them,” she says with a laugh. “It might be cruel, but I like that. I like that he’s humanized.”

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