Finding Files Changed on a Specific Date in Windows/7

A client had an issue where files were deleted.  Any folder containing lost data has a specific date 5/14/15.  Is there a command in Dos or Windows/7 that will allow me to check folders for that date?

thanks
Rich
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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
Please clarify. Do you mean the files are gone but you want to find the folders they were in? If so, in the DOS CMD prompt, try:
dir /ad /s c:\ | find "05/14/2015"

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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
In the find box in Win 7 type:
System.DateModified:05/14/2015

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oBdACommented:
Paste this into a command prompt (while obviously replacing "C:\Temp" with the start path); it will return the full folder paths.
To send the output to a file, just add ">C:\Temp\dirlog.txt" at the end:
for /f "delims=" %a in ('dir /s /b /a:d "C:\Temp\*.*"') do @(echo [%~ta]"%~fa") | find.exe "05/14/15"

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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
EDIT to CMD version:
@echo off
for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('dir /ad /b c:\') do (
   echo %%~dfta | find "05/14/2015"
)

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webentprAuthor Commented:
Thank you
Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
You're welcome.

Glad I could help!
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