My bulldog puppy chewed the corner of my Note 9 and after a few hours, the screen had turned completely black. Apart from the screen, the phone seems to be working fine and I would like to recover some of the pictures I forgot to upload on the cloud. All the recovery tools I find online look very suspicious, and I'm not interested in installing any malware or spyware on my computer in order to recover a few files. Is there a way to simply connect the phone to my computer and "project" the screen on the computer so I can enter the pin to unlock the phone and access my files?
Have you tried using Smart Switch? https://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/app/smart-switch