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There are basically 2 methods for moving documents in SharePoint 2007. 1) Using Windows Explorer 2) Manage Content and Structure Both of the them is well explained in this blog: Moving files in SharePoint 2007 This blog has detailed steps to move files with SP 2007 including picture illustrations as posting detailed steps here would be too long.
You can open the document library as a windows explorer folder and move the files within the document library in bulk. I believe you are using SharePoint 2007 (as tagged in the post)?. Navigate to the document library -> Click on actions -> Open with windows explorer. See Here
You could do this as a view. Just set the view to be filtered on Leaving Date < [Today], which will only show those who have left. I'm assuming you have a flag saying "Returned" or similar, which can be checked and then filtered out as well. It would be highly visible, as only the non-returned equipment/leavers will be displayed.
You cannot use Calculated columns to update on the viewing time. It only gets updated when you are adding or editing the item. So stop any further reading related to calculated columns.
That all depends on whether you want a code solution or not. If you do then have a look at MSDN for SPFile.MoveTo() MoveTo. If not you could use WebDAV and just cut and paste.
I figured out a way to take care of the renaming issue. From our SP homepage I clicked Site Actions > Manage Content and Structure. Then navigated to the parent folder in the document library. The offending folder was listed. So I clicked the down arrow and Edit Properties to update the name. Voila, all fixed!
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