Install two things in Mint:
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sudo apt-get install gparted ntfsprogs
Then restart for ntfsprogs to work.
Go to Partition Editor, it should be in one section of Control Center or System > Administration.
With ntfsprogs installed gparted should be able to see how much of the Windows partition is used and how much is free. We should know that.
Also ntfsprogs has full read and write capabilities in NTFS partitions so now just double click Computer and you should be able to figure out by size which partition is Windows. Just double click it and if you're in Windows you should almost know it. You'll see a Documents and Settings folder so double click on that and you should see folders for each user.
From there you should be able to see what files still exist and you can just right click on any of them, select copy, and then paste them into one of your Mint Home folders. Larger files like movies take a while to copy-n-paste. But you can transfer any file from Windows to Mint that way.