I swear every tutorial I see and every software I run across can't give you an exact image of your drive, it's either gzip-compressed, or it's in another format for some specific software.
I want to open the img in HxD to manually recover my data, so the image needs to be in the EXACT byte-order of the disk.
How can I do this??
why manual recovery over recovery software?
ChkDsk did quite a number on the filesystem, so much so that any mount or recovery gives you 0KB files in 300GB of data.
the data is still there, but nothing can find it.