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You would think the commercial Windows developers might mention something about that if they offer a cloning feature. If this is the case, they should either be developing in in Linux (or something else that works) or not selling it at all. Seems not right that they are selling a flawed cloning system.
Microsoft doesn't give one hoot about peoples data getting lost. If they did, they'd completely get rid of chkdisk since that's probably the most data destructive program around. They assume everyone has a backup and if you don't it's your fault. Windows, like most OSs, assumes drives are healthy and works with them accordingly. This makes things faster when it really is healthy, but not well suited when there's a problem. Linux just allows programs more direct control of the whole imaging process.
As to your other questions:
1. You then just treat it like it's the original drive and scan with data recovery software.
2. For NTFS, I'll always recommend R-Studio as a first go to. Another good option is Recovery Explorer.