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When searching for "MON$ATTACHMENTS"" it searches for "MONATTACHMENTS".

Likewise, searching for "MON$ATTACHMENTS" still searches for "MONATTACHMENTS".

It seems like it is impossible to search for something with a $ (dollar sign) in it.

It should have found (at least) this one.

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You'll have to use Bing or some other search engine. – random Feb 19 '10 at 7:39
    
Most search engines (including Bing) strip special characters out before doing the search. Trying to search for file system paths is very frustrating. I raised a similar question over here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/52834/… It would be very nice for a site aimed at technical people to have a tech-friendly search function. – Ladadadada Jun 8 '10 at 9:54

Quoting it appears to work, at least now in 2012:

http://stackoverflow.com/search?q=%22MON%24ATTACHMENTS%22

Note that if you're specifically looking for a value in code (such as a $-prefixed variable in PHP), you can use the semi-secret code: operator to do so: code:"$i" vs. "$i" (the latter finds occurrences of "i" without the $ prefix).

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