I have installed windows on my mac using boot camp. To get to the Mac environment I have to shut down the computer and restart it. At the apple store I was told that I can get a disc drive on the screen that will allow me to drag and drop the files I want from the PC drive to the Mac drive. I don't know how to do that.
your problem is OS X and making sure that the Finder displays mounted hard drives on the desktop.
Windows is NTFS and read-only from Mac OS side.
Apple allows HFS as read only also from Windows.
To write to both you would need 3rd party driver for both operationns like Paragon NTFS and MediaFour MacDrive HFS.