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You can also create a view-only wallet of a hardware wallet, however this kind of view-only wallet doesn't support offline transaction signing and importing of key images.
View-only wallets cannot sign transactions, therefore they can't spend a balance alone. However, they can be used as part of an offline transaction signing, by creating unsigned transactions to be signed offline in a cold device, and later by sending the signed transaction to the network.
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The view-only wallet file will be created within the same directory and using your current password.
Select `Restore from keys`.
Optionally, double-click the `Success` window to copy the message, then click `OK` to close it:
Open an existing wallet and type `address` and `viewkey` commands to display the wallet's address and its private (secret) view key. Type `exit` to close the wallet.
Next, create your view-only wallet by typing `monero-wallet-cli --generate-from-view-key wallet-name`. The last argument will be your new wallet's file name. You will be prompted for `Standard address` and `View key` by the wallet. Paste in your original wallet's address and private (secret) view key. Next, enter and confirm a password for your new wallet.
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Leave the `Spend key (private)` field blank.
In `View key (private)` field, enter the private view key of your wallet.
In order to do that, go to the main Menu and click on `Restore wallet from keys or mnemonic seed`:
In order to create a view-only wallet, you must either have access to a wallet or know the main address and the private view key from a wallet.
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In `Account address (public)` field, enter your wallet's main address, which starts with 4.
If your wallet has outgoing transactions, the balance displayed will not be correct. To get a correct balance in a view-only wallet, you have to import the accompanying key images of each output of the wallet.
If you have access to the existing wallet, open your wallet and go to `Settings` > `Wallet` > `Create a view-only wallet`: