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SQL 2008 R2 master.mdf large file size (92GB)

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Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2008SQL
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Hi,  
I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 system that is running out of space on the drive.  I have found a master.mdf file that is 92GB in size and I am assuming this is my issue.  I am hoping for some guidance on how we can reduce the file size of this.  I have located under the properties of this an option that is under automatic - Auto Shrink - is set to false.  What impact will this have if I alter this to true and how often and at what times would this run?
Also would there be any other options / command that I can run to reduce the size of this file.
I have limited experience with SQL so would really appreciated the help and guidance in trying to resolve this one.

Cheers,

Jason
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