How to install self-extracting file

Step by step guide to installing self-extracting file.


Select the self-extracting file which is compatible with the operating system on your computer/device from here.




In the example below, we clicked on “application.windows64” to download file for Windows PC.


The file will probably download to ‘downloads’ folder on your computer/device. However, it may go to another folder depending on how your machine is setup. If you can’t see the file try searching your drive using the file’s name.



As the self-extracting file contains several smaller files we’ve zipped them together. You’ll therefore need to use an UNZIP program. If you don’t already have an unzip program on your computer see here for guide to install 7zip.


Right click on the file and select the unzip program, see example below. On some computer/device this will be different (for example, just click file on Mac).


If you click on “Extract files” you can select which folder to unzip file by clicking on three dots.


After unzipping you’ll see several files in your chosen folder, see below. If you click on the ‘arrow’ icon it will start PhySense Processing software.

Depending on which anti-virus software you have installed on your computer/device you may see a warning message saying running self-executing file from unknown sources is risky, see Norton warning message below. The warning message should disappear after first use or other users’ computer have reported back to anti-virus company PhySense is safe.



You can now use the Graphical User Interface (GUI) to enter the measurement setting you would like for your experiment, see example below.



Click here for guidance on suitable settings for your experiment. You can enter any settings but some won’t work (like zero samples per second) and others (like 1 millions BINs will create) excessive large data files.