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As @spguy mentioned, having separate document libraries can also help. However, if that is not an option, you can consider using folders to limit the fine grained permissions.
Are you limited to a single document library? Depending on what kind of content you are storing, is there any way to split them up and have multiple libraries? Are the 2000 documents that are submitted each year all of the same type of document that they cannot be separated? If you can split any of the documents up into active and archived documents, then ...
On the source library, you can see if it contains any files that haven't been checked in by navigating to the Library Settings page, then clicking "Manage files which have no checked in version." Those files are only visible to the person(s) who uploaded them. If you want to bring them along to the destination library, you can take ownership of them and ...
Might be it is considering the folders as a count. Check How many folders you have and create a view to have items without folder.
Since the folders will be mostly static, you could add a dropdown with all the folder names and require that users the select the correct folder. Then with a workflow, if the folder they put it in doesn't match the dropdown selection, copy the file into the dropdown folder and delete the original. Though I really think, on principle, if the number of people ...
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