Open a terminal and type sudo su
Type fdisk -l (note which partition contains the NTFS file system)
Type mkdir /media/windows (This directory is where we will access the partition)
Type mount /dev/hdx1 /media/windows/ -t ntfs -o nls=utf8,umask=0222
Type cd /media/windows (Moves us to the windows directory)
Type ls to list the files on the NTFS partition
Notes: Alternately, you can navigate to the media/windows directory outside of terminal to view the files.
To unmount the Windows NTFS partiton, from the terminal simply type umount /media/windows/