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Leximancer: Download & Installation for Windows

This article covers how to download, install, and activate Leximancer

Step 1: Get the Activation Code

1. Open your browser to the Leximancer Software Page and click on "Get A Personal LexiDesktop License"

a. Go to the Leximancer Software Page

b. Click on "Get A Personal LexiDesktop License"


2. Login using your CSUF Portal Username & Password

CSUF portal login

3. You'll be prompted to authenticate with Duo.

Duo two-factor authentication prompt

Remember you can use Other options to choose another way to authenticate with Duo.

4. Read and accept the End-User License Agreement (EULA)

Alert: Once you have read the EULA, make sure to tick on the check box and click on "Download Leximancer software license key"

end user license agreement

Note: An email will also be sent to your CSUF email with a link to download the license key. 

5. The license key file will be downloaded to your Downloads folder

Tip: For easy access, it is recommended that you save the license key file to your Desktop.

Step 2: Download the Software

1. Go to Leximancer Software Page and click "Download LexiDesktop"

a. Go to the Leximancer Software Page

b. Click on "Download LexiDesktop"


2. Select the"PC" folder, then select "LexiDesktop5-5.0.166.msi"

SPSS Dropbox folder, PC folder selected, SSC_64 selected

3. Click on "Download"

Dropbox page, download icon selected

Note: The download time may vary depending on your internet

Step 3: Install the Software

1. Locate and open the installation file you downloaded.

Note: The installation file should go to the "Downloads" folder by default, unless changed

1a. If you receive a SmartScreen Prompt, follow these steps.

Click on "More info"

windows protected PC pop up

Click on "Run Anyway"

run anyway
1b. If you are unable to click "Run anyway", you will need to disable Smart Screen

- Open Windows Security by clicking the Shield icon in the taskbar.

- Then, click on "App & browser control"

Windows security settings

Click on "Reputation based protection settings"

app and browser control

Make the following selections:
- Turn off "Check apps and files"
- Turn off "Potentially unwanted app blocking"

reputation based protection options

Note: You can now run the installation file and continue to the next step.

2. Click Next

copyright info

3. Accept the terms in the license agreement, then click Next

accept license agreement

4. Click Next

destination folder

5. Click Install

ready to install

6. Once installed click Finish

installation complete
Step 4: Activate the Software

1. Open Leximancer from the Start Menu.  Locate the folder name null.  Click on LexiDesktop5

product authorization

2. The application will open on your default web browser, with a message saying "License Required"

product authorization

3. To activate the application, drag the license key file you downloaded earlier to the location indicated on your browser window.

product authorization

4. You are now on the main page for the Leximancer software

enter codes

Leximancer is now Installed & Activated

Where is Leximancer Located?
  1. Select the Start Button (Apps will be in alphabetical order)
  2. Go to the "N" section and you'll find the "null" folder
  3. Open the folder to find "LexiDesktop5"
start menu with app list open,
Need technical assistance?

Contact the Student IT Help Desk at (657) 278-8888 or [email protected]
Visit the Student Genius Center on the first floor of the Pollak Library North. Go to the SGC website for walk-in hours:

Contact the IT Help Desk at (657) 278-7777 or [email protected]
Visit the Advance Technology Center on the second floor of the Pollak Library South. Go to the ATC website for walk-in hours:

The Helpdesk can assist with:

  • Issues with obtaining the Authorization Code
  • Issues with installing Leximancer
  • Issues with activating Leximancer