is that the value you entered in the field "shrink file to:" ?
That value has to be greater than the "minimum" file size and smaller than the "maximum" file size that has been set for the particular file.
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Remember, this is not a good pratice:
If you wanna shrink anyway follow the article below:
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- Proposed as answer by Shanky_621MVP, Moderator Wednesday, August 07, 2013 5:09 AM
It is not always advisable to shrink data files as these files are usually growing. There are cases when one database can be separated in multiple databases. Shrinking database or data files can be long time process but it there are very small chances of data lose.
Following is the script to shrink whole database.
DBCC SHRINKDATABASE (dbName)
Following is the script to shrink single file.
DBCC SHRINKFILE (logicalLogFileName)