How to move hidden folders with move command in a batch file?

As the title suggests I'm trying to move a hidden folder with a batch file, but I get a Access Denied error

Here's code:

1) xcopy/s "C:\Documents and Settings\%username%" "E:\Documents and Settings\%username%"
3) move /y "C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook" "E:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Archieved"

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