Performing searches in Confluence

We are using Confluence to document various support/error issues. As a page title, I have the following:

An error occurred in starting the session - Login failed for user 'IIS APPPOOL - DefaultAppPool'.

The actual error has a slash. I cannot use a \ in the page name due to page character restrictions. In the page's content, I am able to specify the exact error:
An error occurred in starting the session - Login failed for user 'IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool'.

When performing a search, does Confluence only search on the page title? Someone on our team tried to do a search on 'IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool'. No pages were found.

Is there a way to search on the page's content rather than the title? I do not understand how labels are used. Could adding labels help in the search? I was able to add:

'IIS

APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool'


When performing a search, however, the topic was still not found.
Are there any existing feature requests to search on the page content?


Thank you for your help.

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ugh, red, not nice to read

Try IIS APPOOL\\Defaultapppool - the slash may be being interpreted as a control character. The page content is already being searched, it's just not finding it because of the \

Sorry, about the red. It was red when I edited the question. I found out now how to change it.

Thank you. Your solution worked!

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