What is the problem that you are having? That is, why command are you executing, what results are you expecting, and what results are you getting? I don't recall having problems with dashes in file names, but I can't specifically remember an instance where I had a dash either. Have you tried shrinking the file by ID instead of by name? From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Patrick Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 7:32 AM To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [windows2000] Sql 2000 question Hi Guys, Not quite sure if I would find the answer here, but I will ask anyway. We have an SQL server 2000, with a DB Fire-fly2000.mdb (350mb), and a corresponding logfile Fire-fly2000.ldf (69GB). Now the issue is that we want to shink the .ldf file cos of disk space, but we are having a problem with the naming convention. SQL does not like - in names. Is there a way we can get around this? Thanks _____ Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo <http://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=51438/*http:/www.yahoo.com/r/hs> your homepage.