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I am trying to shrink my log file which is huge in SQL.  I am going to use the following to complete the task

USE <db_name>

--find and copy/save the logical name of log file using command below; 
--the first column is the logical file name
EXEC sp_helpfile

ALTER DATABASE <db_name>
    SET RECOVERY SIMPLE

DBCC SHRINKFILE ( 2 )

ALTER DATABASE <db_name>
    MODIFY FILE ( NAME = <logical_file_name_for_log_file>, SIZE = 100MB, FILEGROWTH = 20MB )

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Only problem I'm having is , where do I find the logical file name for log file?
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In SSMS right click your database, properties.
I think the second option down the list is the file data, sorry I'm not at a computer at present.
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SELECT * FROM sys.master_files
WHERE type = 1

and then just narrow it down by database
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