Changing C ownership

I recently installed openSUSE on my xp machine on unpartitioned hard drive space. I’d like for my default user to still have access so some of the XP folders (namely my “C: \Documents and Settings\User\My Documents” folder). When I log into openSUSE as “root”, I have and can change the ownership of “\windows” folder, and can read/write all of the files in the “C” folder, but when I try to change the ownership of the “C” folder to my default login, it changes it right back to root. I’ve tried doing it in the terminal, using the “chown user /windows -R”, but that didn’t work. Am I missing something, or is there really no way to change the ownership of the “C” folder in the “windows” directory to anyone other than root?

Thanks in advance!

You should not be logging in as root.

Use su from your user account.

You probably just need to edit your /etc/fstab

see this howto for read write to ntfs file systems
HowTo Mount NTFS Filesystem Partition Read Write Access in openSUSE 10, 11