Windows 8 seems to be one the best version of windows coming out from Microsoft. Since the day when windows 8 developer preview is out, I have been testing it and coming out with some cool tips and tricks for windows 8.
Just in case, if you want to hide the windows 8 explorer ribbon bar, first press windows + e to open windows 8 explorer windows in windows 8, then select the option to hide the ribbon bar which shows copy, paste, rename and other options as shown in the image below.
This way you can get more free empty space in windows explorer and lets you see files just like you see in windows 7 explorer window. However the ribbon bar in windows explorer will show up next time you login or restart windows 8, in case you cant to force windows 8 to hide ribbon bar by default, then you can follow the Howtogeek guide here for a permanent solution to hide or don’t show ribbon bar.