If you don't want to ship to your editing software straight away, you can move or copy your selected image files to a different folder or a new location.
Moving files is much like a cut & paste action, while copying files is like a copy & paste action. In both methods, it will take all files associated with those images including the XMP that stores your ratings.
Have a look at the options below for how to do this.
Moving your files
You can move your images with these 3 methods:
Right click on your highlighted selection > Move File(s)
Going to the top menu bar and clicking File > Move Files
Using Drag and Drop
Copying your files
If you rather copy your selection to a different folder, have a look at the methods below for how to do this:
Right clicking on your highlighted selection > Copy File(s)
Going to the top menu bar and clicking File > Copy Files