Somethings claim to work, but haven't worked for me. I haven't got any Windows machine up with System Rescue CD. System Rescue CD would send me on a merry-go-round loop.
Not all file managers will read the files, especially if the Windows file system has been corrupted. Some file managers will allow you to use Windows commands and tools to get Windows back up and running.
I have used some Linux live CDs and where the file was found after clicking on it, I would get an empty file, even though I know the file wasn't empty.
So, the answer is no, not all Linux file managers will read, and copy a Windows file. Claiming it and doing it are worlds apart. Only if it was that simple.
I've tried Slackware based live CD, it read some files, and some it didn't. By default Slackware is not designed to mount all file systems.
Ubuntu live CD is pretty handy in that regard, and does it well.
However, in terms of safety for every day use, I'll stick with the Slackware based systems philosophy, "don't mount just anything."
As far as the cross platform file manager is concerned, GrannyGeek , you are right, it does just what it says, and nothing more. It won't interchange files between 2 different operating systems on
the same drive. I was wrong, however, I realized that, thanks to retired1af, and I did change my request. That alone should speak volumes on my current position on that matter.
Anyway, I do tender my apologies, don't let my mistake confuse anyone here.