Max goes through the .component files when it starts up, and stores all of the individual plugins they contain in .auinfo files. There is not necessarily a one to one relationship between .component files and .auinfo files – some .component files contain more than one AU plugin (Uhe’s come to mind).
These files are stored in a separate folder (forgot exact name, but it will be obvious)) in the Max preferences folder.
Hope this helps.
Mar 9, 2013 at 10:29pm #232363