Windows 8 has many user interface changes than Windows 7. The file explorer also has tool bar similar to Outlook Ribbon style.
To view hidden system file in the folder you just have to select View toolbar from explorer window. On View toolbar, click Options button as shown in image below. Clicking Options will display menu for "Change folder and search options".
Clicking "Change folder and Search options", will launch the "Folder Options" dialog as shown below.
Now on"Folder Options" dialog un-check "Hide protected operating system files" option, and press Apply & OK.
Now once you go back to explorer it should display the hidden system files as well.