The drives in most of the Linux distros are usually in ext2 or ext3 format and if you have windows (XP, Vista, Seven) installed in your system as a dual boot it will not recognize the Linux drives. Its not so difficult to explore your Linux drives in Windows. In order to see Linux drives in Windows, you use one of the following methods:
Method 1: Using Explore2fs
Explore2fs is a graphical explorer tool for accessing ext2 and ext3 file systems in Windows. It can read and write the files. It also has drag and drop facilities.
To download http://www.chrysocome.net/explore2fs
Method 2: Using Ext2 Installable File System
It provides Windows NT4.0/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 with full access to Linux Ext2 volumes (read access and write access).Supports both the 32 bit x86 and the 64 bit x64 platform.
To download : http://www.fs-driver.org/download.html
Method 3: Using Linux Reader
It has a windows explorer look. It is also a freeware software. You can read the linux files
To download: http://www.diskinternals.com/linux-reader/